After the Wedding Reviews

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September 6, 2019
It would have gone down better, had the film been honest about what it was up to right from the beginning rather than trying to hide its intentions behind a veneer of social responsibility.
August 30, 2019
Character judgments aside, "After the Wedding" wants emotional fireworks but comes up with duds.
August 29, 2019
After the Wedding doesn't so much as skip among its four main characters as arc and gyrate and generate emotional torque. It's intense - you break a sweat just keeping up.
August 23, 2019
...the movie's biggest issue blooms from its core: it doesn't seem to know what kind of movie it wants to be. Did its makers envision a worldly, sweeping, somewhat political drama?
August 23, 2019
For a supposed tearjerker, this film is so tone-deaf my guess is there won't be a wet eye in the house.
August 21, 2019
A beautifully acted drama with a tantalizing mystery at its center.
August 21, 2019
Is "After the Wedding" a great movie? No, not especially. Are these two women treasures of cinema? Absolutely.
August 18, 2019
After the Wedding is competently made and appealing in an exaggerated soap opera-tinged fashion but, as is often the case with remakes, the original is the stronger version and the next generation version fails to make a strong case for its raison d'être.
August 15, 2019
After the Wedding went from being the Sundance 2019 opener to an August leftover, which may tell you all you need to know.
August 15, 2019
There's a lot to be admired here, and "After the Wedding" certainly gives you a lot to think about. It just doesn't quite make you feel all the feels.
August 14, 2019
Freundlich's version... flips the genders of the story's two main characters but does little else to justify the time and resources spent on remaking Bier's world.
August 13, 2019
These women are powerhouses, and "After the Wedding" lets them share the screen. It's impossible to dislike a movie that does that.
August 13, 2019
[A] mesmerizing double master class in acting.
August 12, 2019
It's okay, but given all who is in it, you'd have reason to have high expectations.
August 9, 2019
Freundlich's script keeps hopscotching right past the good stuff.
Top Critic
August 9, 2019
As a director, Bart Freundlich knows how to frame a scene and enhance visual beauty with a sharper edge, but his writing leaves gaps in the plot that raise more questions about logic than he satisfactorily answers.
August 9, 2019
This movie muses gracefully on its moral opportunities. In the end, though, it plumps for the lobster.
August 8, 2019
Writer-director Bart Freundlich's American remake of Danish filmmaker Susanne Bier's Oscar-nominated 2006 family drama is curiously bloodless, despite the enticing tweak of gender-reversing the primary roles.
August 8, 2019
If the script's epiphanies don't feel quite as shocking or profound the second time around, it's still pleasing to watch these beautiful, troubled people move through their equally beautiful spaces...
Top Critic
August 8, 2019
If this redo is slick and shallow, it's nonetheless meticulously constructed and entirely watchable, with only a few histrionic moments.
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